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Damper for Australia Day

Happy Australia Day!  Well it doesn’t feel like much of an Australia Day to me though it’s for sure much balmier than one might expect of Toronto on January 26th 😉  to mark the occasion, I present to you: more bread. Damper (Australian soda bread), to be exact.  For those of you who read my […]

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Meyer lemon macarons with lemon curd and blackberry-thyme-Limoncello jam

I’m back with my second post investigating some more of the flavour combinations from the McCormick Flavor Forecast 2012.  Last time, I was inspired by the trends presented in the report to create my own flavour combination and ended up with Coconut-chili butternut squash soup, so this time I decided to investigate some of the […]

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Les Petits Chefs make Jamie Oliver’s basic “oozy” risotto (with a side of mushrooms!)

Well, it all worked out in the end…. This week, I picked one of my favourite meals to make with Les Petits Chefs – Jamie Oliver’s “oozy mushroom risotto”. Because little boys would totally adore anything with “oozy” in the title, right? WRONG!  Alerted to the fact that many kids don’t like mushrooms (!!) by […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Quatre quarts

With only four ingredients (in equal quantities of each), this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (p 434) was a cinch to whip up.  “Quatre quarts” – four quarters in French – is a French version of the traditional pound cake. Of course, it being January and all, I didn’t think Neil and I needed […]

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Les Petits Chefs make Jamie Oliver’s spinach and feta filo pies

I’m going to show you how to put a whole meal on the table in a matter of minutes! Not just one dish, a whole spread of beautiful things – Jamie Oliver in “Meals in Minutes” Right then. Clearly Jamie is not cooking in a science lab with 11 little boys under the age of […]

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Coconut chili butternut squash soup recipe

Asian-inspired coconut-chili butternut squash soup and The McCormick Flavor Forecast

Today I am excited to present you the first of my posts in partnership with McCormick Spices on the occasion of the launch of their Flavor Forecast 2012.  What is the Flavor Forecast? “The Flavor Forecast has been a leader in identifying emerging culinary trends that inspire a passion for flavor for over a decade. […]

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